Thursday, November 19, 2009

Patch Together Design: Oscar

My first design on Patch Together! It's a pretty interesting site - basically like Threadless for toy designers. Artists submit their designs and if they get enough votes the toy gets made. So if you like Oscar, vote for him! He just wants a little love.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wild Things Gala photos!

Last weekend my Wild Things made their debut at the Contemporary Jewish Museum's First Annual Family Gala! The event was fantastic - from the jungle ambiance to the little cups of chicken soup with rice. My boyfriend and I had a really great time watching the characters interact with the guests.

And I just want to reiterate again - if any of you live in the Bay Area, do go and check out the Sendak exhibition at the CJM! The work on display there is truly inspiring.

Illustration Friday - Unbalanced

My first ever entry for Illustration Friday! I'm going to try and start doing this every week. This week's theme is "unbalanced." My kitty will go to great lengths to get to his toy mouse, so he is the inspiration for this illustration.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Art page update!

Some new additions to the art page of my website. Click the thumbnail to view the whole image!

An illustration for custom party invitations. Request sent via etsy:

Disco Zombies

Sample illustrations for dating humor book:

"Sloth Boyfriend"

"Penguin Boyfriend"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More of your Wld Things photos!

Hart just sent me some pictures of her finished Moishe costume (and Max costume too!) that she made using my tutorial. They turned out fabulously and it seems like she had a quite a wild rumpus of an evening as well:

Great job Hart!

Have some Wild Things you want to show off? E-mail me and I'll feature them here!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

First look at the Wild Things!

This photo was taken during the costume fitting this past Friday! I have a few alterations to make and this week and then the Gala is this coming Saturday. More pictures to come very soon!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Website Redesign and Reader Pictures!

I hope everyone had a great and wild Halloween! I got to see the marionettes that I costumed in action and ate probably too much candy. I also updated my website with a new design, up-to-date artwork on the art page, and a commission information page for those interested in a mask or illustration of their own. Check it out!

Also, reader Patrick sent me pictures of the Carol (or Moishe) mask that he made using my tutorials. He used a hard hat as the base and cut a slit for an eye hole in the nose. It all turned out great! Thanks, Patrick, for sending the pictures!

If you have costume pictures you want me to feature, send me an e-mail and I'll be happy to show off your work!